Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has been specifically developed to appear and work just like conventional oil colour.
The key difference between Artisan and conventional oils is its ability to thin and clean up with water. Hazardous solvents are not necessary for Artisan and artists can enjoy a safer painting environment, making it ideal for artists who share a work space, schools or painting at home.
Like traditional oil colour, Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour is made from linseed oil and safflower oil.The only difference is the linseed oil and safflower oil used in Artisan have been modified so that they will mix and clean up with water. Artisan has been specifically developed to appear and work just like conventional oil colour.The depth of colour, buttery consistency, lightfastness, opacity/transparency, performance and drying times of Artisan, allow artists to use this range for all oil colour techniques.
The key difference between Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour and conventional oils is its ability to mix and clean up with water. Artists using conventional oil colour will require the use of solvents such as turpentine or white spirit (mineral spirits), Artisan on the other hand can be thinned with water for painting and all brushes and equipment cleaned up with soap and water only; the use of hazardous solvents is not necessary. As a result, artists can enjoy a safer painting environment, and combined with the hints and tips in this leaflet can develop a safer studio practice.
White will always be required in larger quantities and this is a good quality, lower cost mixer. John McBrien (Sevenoaks, United Kingdom) on 3 Apr 2013
Artisan Water Mixable Oils are my favourite way of painting, these are easy to use and as you can mix with water and the clean up is much easier. I often use Winsor & Newton Oil paint when I need a colour that Artisan doesn't have. Roz Etherington (York, United Kingdom) on 2 Mar 2013
This media has allowed me to continue painting with oils. Gone are the allergic reactions with pealing of skin. Thanks Gillian Booth (Scone, United Kingdom) on 9 Oct 2013